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The Business Women's Giving Circle brings together engaged women who want to support positive change for girls and young women in our community. Launched in 2014 by the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia, the Business Women's Giving Circle (BWGC) invests in innovative programs, connects meaningfully with members and grantees, and inspires others to join the power of collective philanthropy.  BWGC has awarded $230,500 to organizations providing exciting experiences in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM), Leadership and Entrepreneurship with measurable impact on the lives of over 2,100 girls and young women in Northern Virginia.

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Celebrating our 5th Anniversary

History of Grant Making

In 2018 the BWGC awarded a total of $52,500 in grants to four nonprofit organizations and schools that provide STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) programs to girls and young women in Northern Virginia. To-date, the BWGC has awarded $230,500 in grants. Learn more about grantees from 20182017, 2016, 2015, and 2014.

Business Women's Giving Circle Events

BWGC members and friends gather throughout the year for a variety of events, including grantee celebrations, educational programs, and pop-up networking events.  See the 2019 calendar of events for more details.

2019 Events

About the Business Women's Giving Circle Members

BWGC members are accomplished leaders drawn together by a passion to empower girls and women of all ages through philanthropy in the Northern Virginia region. They also enjoy making professional and  personal connections with other giving circle members from many industries and diverse backgrounds. Learn more about the BWGC and how to join us in our mission!

BWGC At GalaView a slideshow of photos from Business Women's Giving Circle events.












Mission

The mission of the Business Women’s Giving Circle is to invest in innovative programs that empower girls and young women in Northern Virginia, connect meaningfully with members and grantees, and inspire others to join the power of collective philanthropy.

Vision

The vision of the Business Women’s Giving Circle is a community where all young women are empowered to make lasting impact through our legacy of collective philanthropy.

For more information about the Business Women's Giving Circle, please contact Sari Raskin at (703) 879-7641 or sari.raskin@cfnova.org.

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